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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Realizando tareas simultáneas no es productivo Posted on Mar 13

Realizando tareas simultáneas no es productivo

Piensa sobre lo que te encuentras haciendo en este preciso momento. ¿Te estás enfocado solamente en la lectura de este blog, o estás simultáneamente chequeando tus mensajes de texto, navegando por la web, y comiendo? Con la tecnología hoy en día al centro de nuestras   …Continue Reading Realizando tareas simultáneas no es productivo

Struggling with how to talk to your child about marijuana? Posted on Mar 13

Struggling with how to talk to your child about marijuana?

For many parents, recent changes to marijuana laws in Massachusetts have caused confusion about the legal status of marijuana – and made discussions with their children about the recreational use of marijuana more complicated. To address this issue, the Department’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services   …Continue Reading Struggling with how to talk to your child about marijuana?

Highlights of the March 12th Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Mar 12

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a series of informational presentations on the status of various proposed amendments to current public health regulations and an update from the Commissioner on key DPH initiatives moving forward. First, the Council received an update from Office   …Continue Reading Highlights of the March 12th Public Health Council Meeting

Shopping Cart Safety: Learn to Prevent Kids from Falling! Posted on Mar 11

Shopping Cart Safety: Learn to Prevent Kids from Falling!

Did you know that each year an average of 24,000 children end up in the emergency department due to injuries and falls from shopping carts?  A recent study found that between 1990 and 2011, more than 530,000 children visited the emergency department for a shopping   …Continue Reading Shopping Cart Safety: Learn to Prevent Kids from Falling!

Una estrategia integral para combatir el abuso de opioides Posted on Mar 7

Una estrategia integral para combatir el abuso de opioides

Como en muchos otros estados, no hay duda de que aquí en Massachusetts el uso de opioides ha alcanzado proporciones epidémicas. La evidencia es clara y contundente en términos de las tasas crecientes de sobredosis fatales y no fatales, así como en las tendencias en   …Continue Reading Una estrategia integral para combatir el abuso de opioides

Weekly Flu Report, March 7, 2014 Posted on Mar 7

According to this week’s flu report, while rates of flu-like illness are decreasing, flu still remains elevated across the state.  So remember, even as we transition out of winter and into spring, we can still expect to see flu cases in Massachusetts. If you’re interested in getting vaccinated it’s not too late -   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 7, 2014

DPH Introduces Groundbreaking National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center Posted on Mar 5

DPH Introduces Groundbreaking National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center

The Department of Public Health’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program provides compassionate and comprehensive forensic nursing care to survivors of sexual assault across the Commonwealth. Over the past 15 years, these expert clinicians have cared for more than 16,000 survivors of sexual assault.  As   …Continue Reading DPH Introduces Groundbreaking National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center

Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women Posted on Mar 4

Violence against women is a serious public health issue – and men play an incredibly important role in its prevention. On Thursday, March 6th at the State House, Governor Patrick, along with men from across the state, will gather together for Massachusetts White Ribbon Day   …Continue Reading Men Joining Together to Prevent Violence Against Women